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Young people born with HIV more likely to have “mild” verbal memory test deficits if they have ever had an AIDS-defining condition

A study presented at this year’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2019) in Seattle found that young people born with HIV performed worse when

Published
18 April 2019
By
Gus Cairns
Effect of Depression, Lifestyle on Cognitive Function in PLWHIV

Compared with patients without HIV, the poorer cognitive performances of PLWHIV were partly mediated by a higher prevalence of depressive symptoms.

Published
26 March 2019
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Specialist memory clinic in Brighton shows that HIV-associated cognitive disorder is being over-diagnosed

Cognitive impairment in people with HIV has multiple causes and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder is being over-diagnosed, clinicians from Brighton report in Brain Sciences. Assessment of patients attending a specialist

Published
27 February 2019
By
Michael Carter
Diagnosis and Treatment of Cognitive Impairment in HIV Patients

A UK-based clinic report the results of its memory assessment service.

Published
19 February 2019
From
American Journal of Managed Care
Efavirenz and psychological performance in children living with HIV

Efavirenz remains a clinically effective and relevant antiretroviral drug for people living with HIV – but adverse side effects need to be screened for and monitored in children.

Published
15 February 2019
From
AVERT
Unpacking pain: what causes it and why it’s hard to measure

Pain is difficult to measure. Unlike using a thermometer to measure body temperature, a blood test to measure blood glucose, or a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan to detect a tumour, there are no instruments or tests that objectively measure pain. To understand why, one needs to understand what pain is.

Published
17 December 2018
From
The Conversation
Stigma impairs cognition in men living with HIV

A new study has drawn a direct link between the amount of stigma men with HIV report experiencing and their scores on cognitive tests, measuring abilities such as memory and attention.

Published
29 November 2018
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
ART Reduces Neurocognitive Impairment in Patients Living With HIV

Initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) may reduce the risk for neurocognitive impairment in patients living with HIV, according to study results published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Published
12 October 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Loneliness associated with poorer cognitive function, mental health and physical health in older people with HIV

Loneliness in older HIV-positive adults is associated with reduced cognitive function as well as poorer mental and physical health, according to Canadian research presented to the recent

Published
25 September 2018
By
Michael Carter
Physical Activity Associated With Cognitive Benefits in Women Living With HIV

Physical activity may protect against cognitive impairment in women living with HIV, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Infectious Disease.

Published
20 September 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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